Fox News confirmed on Saturday that it’s parted ways with former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, because of his active presidential campaign.
“Fox News has long maintained a policy that prohibits people from being contributors when they announce a campaign for public office. In this case, since Donald Trump has announced his intention to run once again for president, the network’s rules bar Lara Trump from being paid for her commentary,” according to Variety magazine.
The good news is that the parting of ways was reportedly amenable, though the timing has raised some eyebrows.
The move “comes after Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News parent Fox Corporation, made it clear that he does not support the former president’s decision to pursue the White House again,” the Los Angeles Times notes.
“While criticism of Trump on Fox News has been muted, the editorial pages of Murdoch’s print outlets the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal have been harsh in their assessments,” according to the Times.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 11, 2022
Lara had officially been with the network since March of 2021.
“I sort of feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long. You guys know, it was kind of a joke over the past five years, I would come there so often that the security guards were like maybe we should just give you a key. So to be part of the team I am so, so excited,” she reportedly said back when she joined up as a paid contributor.
At the time, she’d reportedly been considering running for North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr’s seat. Had she gone through with it, she would have lost her gig then.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 20, 2020
Lara hasn’t been seen on Fox News ever since her father-in-law, former President Trump, announced his candidacy for office on Nov. 15th. To be clear, she could still return to the network, but not in a paid capacity.
What’s known is that during her prior paid appearances, she was always fiercely defensive of her father-in-law.
“During her appearances on Fox News, Trump could be counted on to provide a robust defense of her father-in-law, as investigations of his actions during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and his handling of classified documents after leaving office keep him in the news,” according to the Times.
That said, she did sometimes weigh in on other matters as well, including the matter of actor Will Smith slapping fellow actor Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Lara Trump triggers hysterical leftist meltdown for pointing out double-standard with Will Smith slap https://t.co/W2IQbiUHr7
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) April 2, 2022
Speaking on Fox Business Network’s “The Evening Edit” at the time, she made the case that his treatment at the 2022 Oscars — being allowed to stay after slapping Rock, and then receiving loud applause upon accepting an award — would have been entirely different were he just an “average person.”
“If any average person did that, they would be in jail, they’d be locked up, they at least would have been arrested or questioned by the police at this point. But it shows you the double standard that exists. It shows you that when you’re a Hollywood celebrity… you can get away with anything,” she said.
“How often throughout the COVID pandemic did we see that the rules that applied to all of us didn’t apply to the elites, whether the political elites, Hollywood elites. No difference here. I think it is really frustrating for people,” she added.
Dovetailing back to the present, leftists have been nastily celebrating and mocking Lara’s departure as if she’s sustained some massive loss by losing her paid gig.
Gonna have to find another grift.
— London (@ExpatintheUK) December 4, 2022
too bad …she’ll have to go back to jockeying with Kim for starting position
— _ (@MovieEv) December 4, 2022
‘She could still appear as an unpaid guest’ aka a loser
— Joey C (@JoeCostanza1) December 4, 2022
Oh no, without her paycheck #ERICTRUMP will have to create another charity to grift. #LaraLeeTrump got dumped (Lara is officially “useless”).#AnaKasparian#KathyGriffin#Cher#BetteMidler#AOC #GOP #TrumpCrimeFamily #CapehartJ#AC360#ShepardSmith#MorningMika@JoyAnnReid
— BLUNT (@BLUNT05194958) December 4, 2022
Keep in mind that according to The Sun, Lara’s net worth hovers around $10 million — and that doesn’t include her husband’s net worth of $310 million. And so, money was never an issue for her to begin with.
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